Friday, July 22, 2016

【阅读笔记】No One Ever Told Us That


作者: John D.Spooner


一名祖父,以慈祥温柔的语气,用循循善诱的方式写下一封又一封的信件,给两位还在学院求学的孙子上了一堂又一堂的人生经验课。

59封信件里的内容涉及给社会新鲜人在求职和工作方面的建议、对金融市场和金钱的忠告、人生规划的经验之谈、和生活中会慢慢涉猎的小细节和面向。

节录一些如下:

Always look as though you know exactly where you’re going, even if you don’t.

Human nature never changes. This thought almost totally govern stock market behavior.

Dare to go against the grain; dare to buy a first apartment or house; buy a drawing by a young artist you admire; buy a stock to believe in for the long haul.

Be a contrarian.

Rothschilds : When the street of Paris are running with blood, I buy.

On panics : You should have – in every case – been a buyer of stocks, not a seller.

The stock market, at its extremes, is never rational.

Fear and greed rule the market.

You can get rich, if you own enough stock and the stock goes up over many years, if , you concentrate and don’t diversify.

Buy a few shares and, preferably in weak stock markets, buy a few more shares. Keep buying, perhaps over years, reinvest dividends in more stock.

Debt can be a killer.

All life is relationship.

The best measure of character is how you come back from the bumps in the road that life deals to all of us.

We all need stories.

If you schedule a meeting to last an hour, finish it fifteen minutes early.

You will never really know yourselves until you put your real money on the line.

Trees do not grow to the skies. Everything fluctuates.

See the world through ironic glasses, and always search for ways to separate yourself from the crowd.

Truth about people: Most of us cannot resist tales of our childhood.

Force yourself to be curious.

Loyalty changes in the blink of an eye.

About career: YOU NEVER KNOW.

Fear always replaces greed and vice versa. The good eventually replaces the bad, and vice versa.

Cycles can be your friend, play them to your advantage.

The big money in life, whether it’s in stocks or real estate, or stamps or coins or paintings, is made long term.

Every day for the rest of your lives, the news is going to be terrible.

Let travel becomes a magical mystery tour, have your eyes out on sticks.

Law of business life: Be prepared for the unexpected.

In human interaction, the most important quality is a sense of humor.

If you can tell a joke, you’ll always sell more tomatoes than anyone else.

Don’t be pain in the butt around the house.

All in life is negotiable.

I believe in betting on people, not concepts.

Trust, but verify.

You can never be a great novelist until you’ve experienced grief. And loss.

About friendship: You have to work at it, you have to stay in touch.

If you’re energized, you can handle almost everything.

Call your Ritter before your bathroom drain clogs, before your pipe burst, before your hot water heater explodes.

Fads last about two years.

I’d rather go to Vegas than trade commodities. At least in Vegas you can see a show.

Always be a surprise. They’ll remember you. And someone’s always going to blink.

Scared money never wins.

Stand up for yourselves.

Don’t talk about what you want to do, do it.

Do what you say you’re going to do.

Word of mouth, can be best sales technique.

Take real vacation.

I sucked the lemon dry.

You never know anyone until you deal with their money.



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